In this video, Jenny reviews the all-new 2018 Range Rover Velar. Officially a mid-size SUV, the Velar packs the size and luxury of more upmarket cars.

This is a very good looking luxury SUV. Get behind the wheel and you will experience the quiet capability that Land Rover / Range Rover is renowned for. As well as the added comfort in the first edition as it has the optional air suspension.

There are several engine choices available in both diesel and petrol. The engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic from ZF, a big part of why the Velar despite being a powerful SUV remains fuel efficient and comfortable.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition Engine Specification


Engine Size: 2.0-liter Turbo Diesel
Max. Power: 177kW 
Max. Torque: 500Nm 
Fuel Consumption: 5.8L/100km
Top Speed: 217 km/h
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic, All Wheel Drive
0-100km/h: 7.3 seconds


Engine Size: 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel
Max. Power: 221kW 
Max. Torque: 700Nm 
Fuel Consumption: 6.4L/100km
Top Speed: 241 km/h
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic, All Wheel Drive
0-100km/h: 6.5 seconds


Engine Size: 2.0-liter Turbo Diesel
Max. Power: 132kW 
Max. Torque: 430Nm 
Fuel Consumption: 5.4 L/100km
Top Speed: 209 km/h
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic, All Wheel Drive
0-100km/h: 8.9 seconds


Engine Size: 2.0-liter Petrol
Max. Power: 184kW 
Max. Torque: 365Nm 
Fuel Consumption: 7.6 L/100km
Top Speed: 217 km/h
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic, All Wheel Drive
0-100km/h: 6.7 seconds

P380 Engine Specifications

Engine Size: 3.0L Petrol
Max. Power: 280kW @ 6500rpm
Max. Torque: 450Nm @3500-5000rpm
Fuel Consumption: 7.8L/100km
Top Speed: 250km/h
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
0-100km/h: 5.7 seconds banner
  • Drive Pro Pack
  • Electric Parking Brake
  • Single-speed Transfer Box
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Electronic Air Suspension
  • All Terrain Progress Control
  • Terrain Response 2
  • Configurable Dynamics
  • Active Rear Locking Differential
  • Wade Sensing
  • Torque Vectoring by Braking
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Speed Proportional Electronic Power Assisted Steering
  • Electrically Adjustable Steering Column
  • 22” 9 Split Spoke Alloy Wheels w/- Diamond Turned Finish
  • Matrix LED Headlights w/- Signature DRL
  • Automatic Headlights and Follow Me Home Lighting
  • Front and Rear Fog Lights
  • Sliding Panoramic and Black Contrast Roof
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Deployable Flush Door Handles
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Keyless Entry
  • Park Pro Pack w/- 360º Parking Aid
  • Cruise Control w/- Speed Limiter (145km/h)
  • Surround Camera System
  • Powered Gesture Tailgate
  • Power Socket Pack 2- 4 x USB, 3 x 12V
  • Electric Windows w/- One Touch Open/Close and Anti-Trap
  • Pro Services and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Navigation Pro
  • Touch Pro Duo
  • Luxury Pack Plus inc. Leather Steering Wheel w/- Chrome Bezel, Satin Chrome Gearshift Paddles and Full Extended Leather Upgrade
  • Ebony Morzine Headlining
  • 5” Display w/- Instrument Panel
  • Two-Zone Climate Control
  • Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Remote and Activity Key
  • Air Quality Sensor
  • Auto-dimming, Power Fold, Heated Door Mirrors and Interior Rear View Mirror
  • Meridian Signature Sound System 1600W w/- 23 Speakers
  • Head-Up Display
  • Perforated Windsor Leather Seats
  • 20-Way Seats w/- Driver Memory/Passenger Memory, Massage and Heated/Cooled Front (incl. rear armrest and power recline)

It offers great perks, delicious design, loads of safety and customization options. Speaking of which, the sheer amount of premium options and trim levels can up the price significantly.

This Velar is one of the best SUVs Jenny has reviewed so far. Pitched against the Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, and Audi Q5.

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